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About Romania / Why Romania?
The recent turbulent history- Communism: 1947-1989
In 1965 Nicolae Ceaușescu became head of state and by some accounts led the most rigidly Stalinist regime in the Soviet bloc. Ceaușescu's government was overthrown in the December 1989 revolution, and he and his wife were executed following a televised and hastily organised two-hour court session
“The totalitarian excess and oppression of the Ceaușescu era left Romania severely impoverished” (Hope and homes).
“The country has since faced a complicated transition to a market economy” (Everychild).During the communist period a pro-natalist policy of banning contraceptive methods and abortions produced a high number of unwanted children that were left in the care of state institutions (UNICEF Romania).
Although economically, socially and politically Romania faces many hardships the country still has numerous appeals that should not be forgotten.